Rep. Brad Sherman (D., Calif.) ripped the Iran nuclear deal reached Tuesday, saying he was "disappointed" with the terms of the agreement and that the regime would use its extra money to continue achieving violent ends.
"The arms embargo was not a nuclear sanction, yet it's being waived," he said during a House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing. "The Iran Sanctions Act will be waived even though there are basically nine reasons recited in the act as to why we imposed it. Only one of them is nuclear. This sanctions relief is so complete that we're even going to import things from Iran. Not oil, but only the things that we don't need and they can't sell to anybody else."
Sherman said the Iranians would use the influx of money from the deal for nefarious purposes. Iran already sponsors terrorist organizations such as Hamas in the Gaza Strip and Hezbollah in Lebanon, and its leaders have openly voiced their wishes for the destruction of Israel and the United States.
"They'll spend it on graft and corruption," Sherman said. "They're good at that. They're going to kill a lot of Sunnis, sone of whom deserve it and many of whom do not. Then they'll have a few billion at least left over to kill Americans, Israelis and work other mischief."